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Each Saturday, the Internet Radio Superstars (Colin, Sean, Holly and Michaela) assemble for some movie watchin' and analysis, with the accent on geek cinema, horror, sci-fi, and action films - chosen round-robin style by the Saturday Night Freak Show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Rockford, IL

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Each Saturday, the Internet Radio Superstars (Colin, Sean, Holly and Michaela) assemble for some movie watchin' and analysis, with the accent on geek cinema, horror, sci-fi, and action films - chosen round-robin style by the Saturday Night Freak Show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English


Episodes
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In A Violent Nature(2024)

6/8/2024
This week, we took a Freak Show Field Trip to see In A Violent Nature (2024), a indie Friday the 13th-style slasher shot almost entirely from a 3rd person perspective of it's Jason-like monster. Listen as we go stomping through the woods turning campers into curly-Qs in an effort to determine if the movie is having a go at us as a deadpan comedy sendup of F13 flicks on this weeks' exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:26:48

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The Lawnmower Man (1992)

6/1/2024
God created Sean, but science turned him into a god after getting programmed by The Lawnmower Man (1992), the best remembered 90s cautionary tale about the horrors of virtual reality. Simple-minded Jobe becomes a tyrannical terror after he's given VR brain chemistry enhancements by unscrupulous scientist Pierce Brosnan. Listen as we discuss how well VR is going in the present day, trip out to the most rudimentary computer animation ever rendered, and side with Stephen King on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:23:08

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Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985)

5/25/2024
Colin kneels at the throne of Stirba, the werewolf queen of Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985), following Freak Show man of action, Reb Brown, into battle alongside werewolf hunter Christopher Lee into deepest, darkest Transylvania to infiltrate an orgy of punk lycanthropes. Listen as we discuss full moon sex rituals, monkey wolves, and threaten to hang the editor on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:19:34

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X-Men (2000)

5/18/2024
Michaela wishes to explode over the local ruffians as a gelatinous mutant after watching X-Men (2000), the movie often credited with kick-starting the Marvel movie takeover. Listen as we reminisce about a simpler time when wire-stunts and small scale disasters were the order of the day, have nightmare flashbacks of cramming for the high school exam, and go out as swamp goblins on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:27:18

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To Die For (1995)

5/11/2024
Holly finds all the boys think Nicole Kidman is To Die For (1995) playing a narcissistic, media obsessed weathercaster who seduces an idiot teen (Joaquin Phoenix) into killing her husband (Matt Dillon) in Gus Van Sant's fictionalized version of the Pamela Smart case. Listen as we discuss true-crime documentaries, 90s TV talk shows, and discover we're complicit in the ongoing media takeover on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:18:15

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Hollow Man (2000)

5/4/2024
Sean tries to catch the invisible sex predator at large in Paul Verhoeven's Hollow Man (2000), which casts Kevin Bacon as a narcissistic scientist who discovers invisibility allows him to pursue his darkest impulses. Listen as we discuss invisible peen, God complexes, science battle montages, and more on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:24:18

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Constantine (2005)

4/27/2024
"Into the light I command you," Colin exclaims, drawing out the occult investigator Constantine (2005). Keanu Reeves plays the very American version of the DC Comics exorcist, caught up in a battle between angels and demons on the streets of Los Angeles. Listen as we learn shocking things about intelligent crabs, the TV series "Lucifer," and debate if Keanu is a good actor on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:17:51

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Final Destination 2 (2002)

4/20/2024
Michaela says she will never ever drive on a highway again after witnessing the catastrophic calamity that opens Final Destination 2 (2002), the movie that did to road trips what Jaws did for swimming in the ocean. Listen as we learn about Sean's real-life horror movie cat scare, challenge each other to build a red-string evidence board, and philosophize on the life of death on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:28:01

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Messiah of Evil (1973)

4/13/2024
Holly waits for the Blood Moon to bring the return of the "Dark Stranger" from the ocean's depths with Messiah of Evil (1973), in which a woman goes searching for her missing artist father in a seemingly abandoned seaside town where residents await the fulfilment of a centuries old curse. Listen as we revisit the first film from the Howard the Duck-Indiana Jones writing team of Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, get chased by crowds of cat-screeching undead ghouls, bleed from our eyes, and camp with the Donner Party on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:16:41

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The Butterfly Effect (2004)

4/6/2024
Sean creates ripples through time and fractures his mind with the time-travel mind-bender The Butterfly Effect (2004), in which childhood friends experience a catalog of traumas that one of them tries to fix as an adult when he discovers his power to warp time by uncovering repressed memories. Listen as we rate the Misery Index as "High" on this one, discover that worms' memories are the key to human survival, and remind each other of traumatic past experiences on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:19:46

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The Prophecy (1995)

3/30/2024
Colin gets caught in the middle of warring factions of angels battling it out on Earth in The Prophecy (1995), with Christopher Walken having the time of his life as the archangel Gabriel, searching for "the darkest soul" to lead his army against heaven. Listen as we wonder what an angel smells like, suck souls out of corpses, experience apocalyptic visions, and more on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:17:43

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Brainscan (1994)

3/23/2024
Michaela downloads the latest in high tech CD-ROM interactive horror, Brainscan (1994), in which Edward Furlong gets immersed into a virtual murder simulator emceed by a big-hair Freddy Krueger wannabe named The Trickster. Listen as we discover our mail demon's secret Hollywood history, normalize mutual window peeping flirtations, and realize (with horror) that sometimes we agree with movie authority figures, all on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:16:24

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Sunshine (2007)

3/16/2024
Holly stares into the sun at close range and gets space madness in Sunshine (2007), Danny Boyle and Alex Garland's follow up to 28 Days Later and The Beach, which fires a crew of scientists toward the dying sun in hopes of rekindling it with a nuclear device. Listen as we find dozens of new space travel related anxieties, reduce humans to dust, worship the almighty sun god and more on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:21:25

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Scanners (1981)

3/9/2024
Sean's head explodes fighting the good fight against the evil telepaths of Scanners (1981), David Cronenberg's first real hit about a mind reader sent on a covert mission to infiltrate a group of other ESPers and kill their leader. Listen as we link our nervous systems, polish our holes, eat Hot Pogo Dogs, apologize for our "O" faces, and more on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:22:28

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The Devil Rides Out (1968)

3/2/2024
Colin studies up on the occult to do battle with the Goat of Mendes in The Devil Rides Out (1968), in which Christopher Lee and friends discover Satanism is being practiced by a wealthy cabal of astronomy geeks and their best pal is in danger of losing his soul! Listen as we attend summonings, conjurings, woodland revels, step into protective circles and ward off the Angel of Death himself on this week's exciting episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:18:51

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Splice (2009)

2/24/2024
Michaela warns that if you create a sexy feminine creature in your lab you should not have sex with it with Splice (2009), a movie that stars Adrian Brody and Sarah Polley as scientists in Cronenbergland who do exactly that. Listen as we talk about tongue flowers, sex in the proximity of children, mommy issues, and science run amok on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:23:46

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Strike Commando (1987)

2/17/2024
Holly chucks grenades and ten-thousand bullets at Reb Brown but nothing can touch him cuz he's a Strike Commando (1987), a Rambo clone from the Italian Ed Wood, Bruno Mattei. Former TV Captain America Brown sets out to avenge his teammates on the corrupt general who abandoned them. Listen as we talk childhood electrocution, violent innocence, and the magic of Disneyland on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:18:04

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My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009)

2/10/2024
Sean gets his heart broken with a pickaxe with My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009). Ten years after an initial killing spree, a demented miner returns to pick up where he left off. The bloodbath coincides with the return of the town pariah (Supernatural's Jensen Ackles), who's come back to sell the mine and rekindle a romance with his former sweetheart, now the sheriff's wife. Listen as we applaud the return of horror legend Tom Atkins and talk about naked chase scenes, bloody love triangles, and buried psychological trauma on this week's episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:25:45

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The City of the Dead (1960)

2/3/2024
Colin's got to get to the Witches Sabbath in City of the Dead (aka Horror Hotel, 1960), in which an intrepid college student goes to a spooky coastal village where a witch was burned in the 17th Century, and discovers witchcraft may still be afoot in the 20th. Listen as we discuss 60s shapewear, accidental summonings, and possessed digital devices on this week's exciting episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:22:07

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

1/27/2024
And the most requested movie of Listener Choice month is: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), in which an alien lifeform threatens to replace humanity by birthing clones from giant seed pods. Listen as we discuss wearing "backhand gloves", how to ruin a hypnotist's charades, and wonder 'if you kill a pod person can they grow another one?', on this week's exciting show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:18:01